American tennis player Tennys Sandgren has stated that he may not play in China in the future if reports that the coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan lab as part of China's efforts to compete with the United States.
The 28 year old Sandgren, who nearly knocked out Roger Federer at the Australian Open earlier this year, reposted a Fox News article with the headline ‘Sources believe coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan lab as part of China's efforts to compete with US’.
Sandgren posted "Not that it means much, but if this is indeed true you won’t see me playing in China again" The American player was obviously trolled after tweeting the post with many users from Twitter.
This is not the first time that Sandgren has made controversial statements on Twitter for which he has been criticized. In the past he was criticized for views on the gay community and his political views.
In January, Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in his career and held seven match points before going down to Federer.
Sandgren had also made the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2018. He is currently ranked No. 55 in the world, having been as high as No. 41 in January 2019.